Beijing Today Media Center operates all websites attached to the beijingtoday.com.cn domain name. It is Beijing Today Media Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Beijing Today Media Center collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Its purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its websites.
From time to time, Beijing Today Media Center may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Beijing Today Media Center also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Beijing Today Media Center only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Beijing Today Media Center’s websites may choose to interact in ways that require Beijing Today Media Center to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that it gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we ask visitors who create an account on Beijing Today to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Beijing Today Media Center may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Beijing Today Media Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction.
Beijing Today Media Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Beijing Today Media Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. It may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Beijing Today Media Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Beijing Today Media Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on its behalf or to provide services available at Beijing Today Media Center’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Beijing Today Media Center’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Beijing Today Media Center will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Beijing Today Media Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Beijing Today Media Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Beijing Today Media Center, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, Beijing Today Media Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Beijing Today Media Center.
If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Beijing Today Media Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
In the case of our Ask Beijing Today column, your name and personally identifying information will be removed prior to publication.
If Beijing Today Media Center, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired, or in the unlikely event that Beijing Today Media Center goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Beijing Today Media Center may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.